According to the National Center for Seismology, the Earth shook with an earthquake in Tinsukia at 3:42 am today.
Earthquake tremors were felt in Tinsukia in Assam in the early hours of Tuesday. The magnitude of the earthquake on the Richter scale was 2.7. According to the National Center for Seismology, the Earth shook with an earthquake in Tinsukia at 3:42 am today. No loss of life or property has been reported from these earthquakes.
In Sikkim, a tremor of 5.4 magnitude earthquake was felt on Monday night. An official of the National Center for Seismology gave this information. The official said that tremors were also felt in Assam, West Bengal and Bihar. The epicenter of the earthquake that occurred at 8.49 pm was at a depth of 10 km near the Indo-Bhutan border. He said that tremors were felt in Gangtok and other parts of Sikkim.
An earthquake of magnitude 2.7 on the Richter scale hit Tinsukia, Assam at 3:42 am today: National Centre for Seismology
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People came out of their homes in fear
A state government official said that people came out of their homes in fear, but no information has been received at the moment about any kind of damage to property or property in Sikkim. The official of the National Seismology Center said that earthquake tremors were also felt in Darjeeling, Dhupguri (Jalpaiguri), Siliguri, Coochbehar, Raiganj and Purnia districts of Bihar and many places in West Bengal.
There is a possibility of more mild tremors after the earthquake?
When asked if there is a possibility of more mild tremors after the earthquake, the official said that such tremors do not usually occur after earthquakes of less than six magnitude. Government sources said that after the earthquake, Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked to the Chief Ministers of Bihar, Assam and Sikkim and inquired about the situation in their states.
PM Modi talked to the Chief Ministers
Sources said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking stock of the damage caused by the earthquake. He is talking to the Chief Ministers of the four affected states. He has spoken to the Chief Ministers of Bihar, Assam and Sikkim. According to a statement released from the Bihar Chief Minister’s Office, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar told the Prime Minister that the State Disaster Management Department and the concerned District Magistrates have been asked to be vigilant.
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